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In the Year of The Boar & Jackie Robinson

  • 1011 Locust Street | Des Moines, IA 50309
  • Dates: February 18, 2023
  • Location: Temple Theater
  • Start/End Time: 11:00 AM
  • Price: $12 Please note: all patrons, regardless of age, must purchase a ticket to be permitted into the theater for this production.
  • Overview

    In 1947, the Year of the Boar, a young girl leaves China with her parents for a new beginning in America... But it's harder than she expected. Though her classmates in Brooklyn come from a variety of backgrounds, Shirley is the only one who doesn't speak English, and she worries that she will never have a friend. 

    But through a new love of the Brooklyn Dodgers (especially her hero Jackie Robinson), Shirley begins to feel at home. Based on the book by Bette Bao Lord and told through humor, Chinese and English, and a rich multimedia staging, the play celebrates the bravery and sacrifice of those who bring new perspectives to our country.